In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, while I was attending University of California, Santa Barbara, I had the honor of working with Dr. Anabel Ford and her resilient crew on various projects surrounding the Maya site of El Pilar. From archaeological excavation to mapping, to cutting trails, analyzing artifacts, and building predictive models, the time I spent on this project was phenomenal.
Recently posted on my Facebook page was a notification the Dr. Ford is undertaking a new project, mapping El Pilar with LIDAR to better understand Maya settlements beneath the thick rain forest canopy. Please follow this link for more details.
They are currently seeking $2,700 in funding via Experiment.com, a crowdfunding platform for scientific research. $2,700 is a bargain for the wealth of data and insight this team of researchers will acquire. At 30% funded with 22 days left, let’s push it to 100% and beyond!